PhDs Go Public, Event 6: Education for Change

Date & Time

Tuesday, 01 May 2018


Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Alma VanDusen Room

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Registration Closed / Past Event


Education changes the world! In the sixth and last event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, join us as six doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about how they hope to contribute to this transformation.

Guest Speaker

Anthony Paré, Professor and Department Head at Language and Literacy Education, UBC


Harini Rajagopal (Language and Literacy Education) explores how creative learning opportunities can offer English language learners new ways to strengthen their literacies and value their diversity.

Natalia Balyasnikova (Language and Literacy Education) seeks to understand how older adults experience language learning and how narrative and storytelling can help them.

Claudia Diaz Diaz (Educational Studies) aims to shift policy, curriculum, and pedagogical practices on early childhood education by redefining the core conceptions of cultural and social diversity.

Simangele Mabena (Language and Literacy Education) is a hearing researcher who collaborates with teachers of South African Sign Language to develop better team-teaching practices for classrooms with both deaf and hearing teachers.

Analise Hofmann (Genome Science and Technology) is working to incorporate learning interventions into an upper-year biology laboratory to emphasize skills from previous courses and other relevant disciplines.

Neila Miled (Educational Studies) hopes to connect scholarship with lived experiences to explore how Muslim youth negotiate their identities as Muslims and Canadians, and how they express their sense of (un)belonging to Canada.

For more information, please contact: Serbulent Turan (Public Scholarship Coordinator) at or visit

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